1) in plants. the tendency to withstand certain pests. disease. or fungal problems; pest resistance. 2) in insects. the ability to withstand certain insecticides; survival of just a few genetically resistant insects that reproduce can lead to populations that are resistant.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
resistance (noun)
a) an act or instance of - resisting opposition
b) a means of resisting
the power or capacity to as - resist
a) the inherent ability of an organism to resist harmful influences (as disease, toxic agents, or infection)
b) the capacity of a species or strain of microorganism to survive exposure to a toxic agent (as a drug) formerly effective against it
an opposing or retarding force
a) the opposition offered by a body or substance to the passage through it of a steady electric current
b) a source of resistance
a psychological defense mechanism wherein a patient rejects, denies, or otherwise opposes the therapeutic efforts of a psychotherapist
often capitalized an underground organization of a conquered or nearly conquered country engaging in sabotage and secret operations against occupation forces and collaborators
resistance (adjective)
of, relating to, or being exercise involving pushing against a source of resistance (as a weight) to increase strength - resistance training
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